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The following notices apply to all registered web sites of the City and agencies listed at www.hobokennj.org, http://www.hobokenpolice.org, http://www.hobokenfire.org, http://www.hobokenumc.com, and http://www.hobokenems.com in City government other than independent City or County agencies.

Thank you for visiting the City’s Web site and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the City Web site. This notice covers the following topics:

Information Collected and How it is Used
Personal Information and Choice
Public Access to Information
Cookies
Security
Disclaimer


Section A. Information Collected and How it is Used

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

1. The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
3. The date and time you access our site;
4. The pages you visit, and
5. If you linked to the City Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information – as in an e-mail to a Council Person or someone else, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our Web site – we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We may share the information you give us with another City agency, department, office or entity. We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations. The City does not collect information for commercial marketing.

Section B. Personal Information and Choice

You may choose whether to provide personal information online.

“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and telephone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the City Web site and read or download any information provided on the site.

Privacy Warning

E-mail is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this Intranet address.

The City does not plan on divulging information collected or information disclosed voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under state’s right-to-know laws such as the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, any common law right-to-know laws, other State or Federal laws or pursuant to court order.

If you believe your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Web contact as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.

Section C. Public Access to Information

In the City, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by City government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.

All the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.

Section D. Cookies

The City uses cookies to customize and enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored on you computer by Internet Web sites to help identify users and enhance customer service. Cookies created by using the City Web site may contain personally identifying information such as user contact information consisting of name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. The cookie feature is used only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer and does not compromise your privacy or security.

Section E. Security

The City, as developer and manager of this Web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

Section F. Disclaimer

The City Web site and materials may contain hypertext or links to other Internet computer sites which are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by the City. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor. When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the City Web site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

The City, its agencies, officers or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. Visitors proceed to these external sites at their own risk. The City specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages that may result from the accessing of a third-party site that is linked to the City Web site, or from reliance upon any such information.